• Shortages and Choosing Alternates

    From Rick C@21:1/5 to All on Sun Mar 13 12:02:23 2022
    I have not been able to buy some of the parts needed for my designs. However, more importantly, I've not been able to buy my favorite saltine cracker! It has been about two months since I've seen any on the shelves in several stores, including Walmart,
    Target, Wegmans, Food Lion and Weis. The manufacturer says they are seeing "product shortages" which doesn't say anything really.

    Most web sites like this are useless, having been designed by some geeks with minimal training and less supervision. Often features on the web site do not work and links are broken.

    I may die without ever having my favorite saltine crackers again, all because of the indifference of baking companies. :(

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  • From Martin Rid@21:1/5 to Rick C on Sun Mar 13 15:52:04 2022
    Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> Wrote in message:r
    I have not been able to buy some of the parts needed for my designs. However, more importantly, I've not been able to buy my favorite saltine cracker! It has been about two months since I've seen any on the shelves in several stores, including
    Walmart, Target, Wegmans, Food Lion and Weis. The manufacturer says they are seeing "product shortages" which doesn't say anything really. Most web sites like this are useless, having been designed by some geeks with minimal training and less
    supervision. Often features on the web site do not work and links are broken. I may die without ever having my favorite saltine crackers again, all because of the indifference of baking companies. :(-- Rick C.- Get 1,000 miles of free Supercharging-
    Tesla referral code - https://ts.la/richard11209

    What they really mean, is that there's less product in each package.

    Cheers
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  • From Sjouke Burry@21:1/5 to Rick C on Sun Mar 13 20:49:30 2022
    On 13.03.22 20:02, Rick C wrote:
    I have not been able to buy some of the parts needed for my designs. However, more importantly, I've not been able to buy my favorite saltine cracker! It has been about two months since I've seen any on the shelves in several stores, including
    Walmart, Target, Wegmans, Food Lion and Weis. The manufacturer says they are seeing "product shortages" which doesn't say anything really.

    Most web sites like this are useless, having been designed by some geeks with minimal training and less supervision. Often features on the web site do not work and links are broken.

    I may die without ever having my favorite saltine crackers again, all because of the indifference of baking companies. :(

    Get a culinary guide and start making them.

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  • From Rich S@21:1/5 to Martin Rid on Sun Mar 13 15:39:28 2022
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:52:17 PM UTC, Martin Rid wrote:
    Rick C <gnuarm.del...@gmail.com> Wrote in message:r
    I have not been able to buy some of the parts needed for my designs. However, more importantly, I've not been able to buy my favorite saltine cracker! It has been about two months since I've seen any on the shelves in several stores, including
    Walmart, Target, Wegmans, Food Lion and Weis. The manufacturer says they are seeing "product shortages" which doesn't say anything really. Most web sites like this are useless, having been designed by some geeks with minimal training and less supervision.
    Often features on the web site do not work and links are broken. I may die without ever having my favorite saltine crackers again, all because of the indifference of baking companies. :(-

    well, Rick, are your cracker specifications "tight"?
    unlike your favorite PLL or CPU or FPGA..
    I see many "substitute" crackers in stock - their
    "specs" seem fairly close to me,
    Keebler, Sunshine, Nabisco, etc.
    ;-)

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  • From Rick C@21:1/5 to Rich S on Sun Mar 13 17:26:46 2022
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 6:39:36 PM UTC-4, Rich S wrote:
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:52:17 PM UTC, Martin Rid wrote:
    Rick C <gnuarm.del...@gmail.com> Wrote in message:r
    I have not been able to buy some of the parts needed for my designs. However, more importantly, I've not been able to buy my favorite saltine cracker! It has been about two months since I've seen any on the shelves in several stores, including
    Walmart, Target, Wegmans, Food Lion and Weis. The manufacturer says they are seeing "product shortages" which doesn't say anything really. Most web sites like this are useless, having been designed by some geeks with minimal training and less supervision.
    Often features on the web site do not work and links are broken. I may die without ever having my favorite saltine crackers again, all because of the indifference of baking companies. :(-
    well, Rick, are your cracker specifications "tight"?
    unlike your favorite PLL or CPU or FPGA..
    I see many "substitute" crackers in stock - their
    "specs" seem fairly close to me,
    Keebler, Sunshine, Nabisco, etc.
    ;-)

    Substitutions must be qualified and so far none have passed testing.

    Actually, in the stores where I shop, there are hardly any saltines in stock. Trying a few manufacturers' web pages all seem to report the same shortages as do the various web sites of Walmart, etc. In PR they tend to have Export Soda crackers rather
    than saltines. I'm headed back this week. We'll see if they have any of those.

    It's actually funny that the "contact us" pages don't even bother asking what you want. They just tell you there's a shortage and they are doing everything they can. No explanation for it other than, shortage of material and workers. Why would
    crackers have more shortages of materials or worker than any other food product?

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    Rick C.

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  • From Ed Lee@21:1/5 to gnuarm.del...@gmail.com on Sun Mar 13 17:59:23 2022
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 5:26:55 PM UTC-7, gnuarm.del...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 6:39:36 PM UTC-4, Rich S wrote:
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:52:17 PM UTC, Martin Rid wrote:
    Rick C <gnuarm.del...@gmail.com> Wrote in message:r
    I have not been able to buy some of the parts needed for my designs. However, more importantly, I've not been able to buy my favorite saltine cracker! It has been about two months since I've seen any on the shelves in several stores, including
    Walmart, Target, Wegmans, Food Lion and Weis. The manufacturer says they are seeing "product shortages" which doesn't say anything really. Most web sites like this are useless, having been designed by some geeks with minimal training and less supervision.
    Often features on the web site do not work and links are broken. I may die without ever having my favorite saltine crackers again, all because of the indifference of baking companies. :(-
    well, Rick, are your cracker specifications "tight"?
    unlike your favorite PLL or CPU or FPGA..
    I see many "substitute" crackers in stock - their
    "specs" seem fairly close to me,
    Keebler, Sunshine, Nabisco, etc.
    ;-)
    Substitutions must be qualified and so far none have passed testing.

    I assume you want this:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Premium-Original-Saltine-Crackers-16-oz/10292621

    They are available in several local Walmarts. You just have to come pick them up.

    Actually, in the stores where I shop, there are hardly any saltines in stock. Trying a few manufacturers' web pages all seem to report the same shortages as do the various web sites of Walmart, etc. In PR they tend to have Export Soda crackers rather
    than saltines. I'm headed back this week. We'll see if they have any of those.

    It's actually funny that the "contact us" pages don't even bother asking what you want. They just tell you there's a shortage and they are doing everything they can. No explanation for it other than, shortage of material and workers. Why would crackers
    have more shortages of materials or worker than any other food product?

    Worker shortage for the wages they are willing to pay.

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  • From Rick C@21:1/5 to Ed Lee on Sun Mar 13 22:01:16 2022
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 8:59:31 PM UTC-4, Ed Lee wrote:
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 5:26:55 PM UTC-7, gnuarm.del...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 6:39:36 PM UTC-4, Rich S wrote:
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:52:17 PM UTC, Martin Rid wrote:
    Rick C <gnuarm.del...@gmail.com> Wrote in message:r
    I have not been able to buy some of the parts needed for my designs. However, more importantly, I've not been able to buy my favorite saltine cracker! It has been about two months since I've seen any on the shelves in several stores, including
    Walmart, Target, Wegmans, Food Lion and Weis. The manufacturer says they are seeing "product shortages" which doesn't say anything really. Most web sites like this are useless, having been designed by some geeks with minimal training and less supervision.
    Often features on the web site do not work and links are broken. I may die without ever having my favorite saltine crackers again, all because of the indifference of baking companies. :(-
    well, Rick, are your cracker specifications "tight"?
    unlike your favorite PLL or CPU or FPGA..
    I see many "substitute" crackers in stock - their
    "specs" seem fairly close to me,
    Keebler, Sunshine, Nabisco, etc.
    ;-)
    Substitutions must be qualified and so far none have passed testing.
    I assume you want this:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Premium-Original-Saltine-Crackers-16-oz/10292621

    They are available in several local Walmarts. You just have to come pick them up.

    Ok, pick them up for me and bring them to my place. Thanks.

    As usual, you completely miss the picture. They may be available where YOU are, but zero here. The web page shows me four Walmarts for the zip code it thinks I'm in, close enough, but all empty. Then I type in my actual zip code and it shows me four
    others that are close and still nothing in stock.

    The world does not revolve around you.


    Actually, in the stores where I shop, there are hardly any saltines in stock. Trying a few manufacturers' web pages all seem to report the same shortages as do the various web sites of Walmart, etc. In PR they tend to have Export Soda crackers rather
    than saltines. I'm headed back this week. We'll see if they have any of those.

    It's actually funny that the "contact us" pages don't even bother asking what you want. They just tell you there's a shortage and they are doing everything they can. No explanation for it other than, shortage of material and workers. Why would
    crackers have more shortages of materials or worker than any other food product?
    Worker shortage for the wages they are willing to pay.

    You don't even understand the issue. WHY WOULD IT BE ANY DIFFERENT FOR THIS FROM THE MANY OTHER PRODUCTS SOLD, ALL MADE BY AS LOW WAGE EARNERS AS POSSIBLE? I can get all the Ritz crackers I want. I'm getting tired of them though. There's a reason why
    I like saltines.

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  • From Ed Lee@21:1/5 to gnuarm.del...@gmail.com on Sun Mar 13 22:16:41 2022
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 10:01:25 PM UTC-7, gnuarm.del...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 8:59:31 PM UTC-4, Ed Lee wrote:
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 5:26:55 PM UTC-7, gnuarm.del...@gmail.com wrote:
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 6:39:36 PM UTC-4, Rich S wrote:
    On Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 7:52:17 PM UTC, Martin Rid wrote:
    Rick C <gnuarm.del...@gmail.com> Wrote in message:r
    I have not been able to buy some of the parts needed for my designs. However, more importantly, I've not been able to buy my favorite saltine cracker! It has been about two months since I've seen any on the shelves in several stores,
    including Walmart, Target, Wegmans, Food Lion and Weis. The manufacturer says they are seeing "product shortages" which doesn't say anything really. Most web sites like this are useless, having been designed by some geeks with minimal training and less
    supervision. Often features on the web site do not work and links are broken. I may die without ever having my favorite saltine crackers again, all because of the indifference of baking companies. :(-
    well, Rick, are your cracker specifications "tight"?
    unlike your favorite PLL or CPU or FPGA..
    I see many "substitute" crackers in stock - their
    "specs" seem fairly close to me,
    Keebler, Sunshine, Nabisco, etc.
    ;-)
    Substitutions must be qualified and so far none have passed testing.
    I assume you want this:

    https://www.walmart.com/ip/Premium-Original-Saltine-Crackers-16-oz/10292621

    They are available in several local Walmarts. You just have to come pick them up.
    Ok, pick them up for me and bring them to my place. Thanks.

    Minimum order of 10,000 boxes.

    As usual, you completely miss the picture. They may be available where YOU are, but zero here. The web page shows me four Walmarts for the zip code it thinks I'm in, close enough, but all empty. Then I type in my actual zip code and it shows me four
    others that are close and still nothing in stock.

    Perhaps the factory is close to the west coast and they can't find people to ship them to the east coast.

    The world does not revolve around you.
    Actually, in the stores where I shop, there are hardly any saltines in stock. Trying a few manufacturers' web pages all seem to report the same shortages as do the various web sites of Walmart, etc. In PR they tend to have Export Soda crackers
    rather than saltines. I'm headed back this week. We'll see if they have any of those.

    It's actually funny that the "contact us" pages don't even bother asking what you want. They just tell you there's a shortage and they are doing everything they can. No explanation for it other than, shortage of material and workers. Why would
    crackers have more shortages of materials or worker than any other food product?
    Worker shortage for the wages they are willing to pay.
    You don't even understand the issue. WHY WOULD IT BE ANY DIFFERENT FOR THIS FROM THE MANY OTHER PRODUCTS SOLD, ALL MADE BY AS LOW WAGE EARNERS AS POSSIBLE?

    Some low wages are lower than others, depending on the cost of living around the factory as well. In many places, inflation is crushing real wages. So, people stop working and/or move away.

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  • From John Doe@21:1/5 to All on Mon Mar 14 05:31:02 2022
    Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote:

    Speaking of...

    What's delivery like down there in Puerto Rico?

    I get lots of stuff delivered from Amazon in 2 days, 1 day, and even 2 hours, for about $6.50 a month membership.

    Do you get stuff delivered in 2 hours down there in Puerto Rico?
    How fast are mules?

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  • From John Doe@21:1/5 to Rick C on Mon Mar 14 05:19:45 2022
    Rick C <gnuarm.deletethisbit@gmail.com> wrote:

    The world does not revolve around you.

    It certainly doesn't revolve around Puerto Rico, Eh Ricksy... :D

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